Once & Future 2020 Zinfandel, Bedrock Vineyard, Sonoma Valley
Item Number: 18054
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Bedrock Vineyard
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Total Acidity: 5.8 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 126
Grower Notes: "Bedrock Vineyard is such a group effort that I have to mention the entire crew. The knowledge and experience Diane Kenworthy, the manager of Sunbreak Vineyard Services, brings to the vineyard is invaluable. She worked with me at Ravenswood before Sunbreak. Jake Neustadt and Sarah Prior - trained viticulturists - are key to replanting, soil building, and the transition to organic farming. They will make sure that this vineyard, with its mix of old vines and new, has a bright future. In addition, there is Morgan Twain Peterson, who has conceived and executed the plan to replant to varieties that are the future. Morgan likes to say, 'It takes a village.' That is very much in evidence at Bedrock Vineyard." - Joel Peterson
Soil and Climate: Tuscan and Red Hill series soil, a cobbly loam washed down from Mayacamas mountain range millions of years ago. Cool air flows from the Bennet Valley Gap next to Sonoma Mountain, creating a cooling effect against warm, long summer days.
Tasting Notes: The 2020 Bedrock Zinfandel is a pure expression of the Agua Caliente bench in Sonoma Valley. It is both elegant and powerful, expressing bright black raspberry notes mingled with an alluring spicy perfume. It is lifted and fresh on the palate with a very agreeable, long-lasting, finely structured finish. Refined with balanced intensity, this wine is built to evolve over the long term.